4 Great Ways To Modernise Your Caravan
Is your caravan looking a little tired around the edges? Did your last stay feel drab rather than invigorating? If so, then it may be time for a caravan modernisation. Fortunately, you can find some easy ways to give your caravan a new lease on life, below. Keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Change the curtains/blinds
One of the easiest things you can do to reinvigorate the look and feel of your caravan is to change the curtains/blinds. This is because in such a small space a patterned textile will have a bit of impact on the ambience.
With that in mind, choose neutral colours and smaller patterns if you are looking for a more relaxing and calming vibe. However, if you want to up the energy in your van going for a bright and bold patterned curtain can quickly transform the space into something fun and uplifting.
In addition to having an impact on the look of your caravan, the right curtains can help you stay warm in colder weather, and save on your energy bills as well. For the best effect, choose curtains with thermal backing, and make sure that they cover the entire window where they are hung.
You can even add your own thermal backing to curtains you have bought separately if you like, and then that way you will not have to compromise on insulation or aesthetics.
2. Change out the upholstery
Another change that can have a huge effect when modernising your Caravan is replacing the upholstery on the furniture. Again because space tends to be limited within a Caravan, this relay small change can make all the difference, giving the living area a whole new fresh look.
There are several options to consider when looking to change out the upholstery in your caravan. The first is to have it done by a professional company. Of course, this option tends to be the most expensive, but you will get an excellent finish that will not only look great but also keep your caravan looking new for as long as possible.
Some caravans come with miniature versions of regular settees and chairs too, and in these cases making your own covers is not usually possible, so you will need to work with a professional recovering service.
Another option, as you have probably guessed, is to make your own replacement covers. For this, you will need decent sewing skills and access to a sewing machine. Although you can rent one rather than buy one, and save money that way.
It’s best to only attempt to make your own covers if the design of the chairs or sofa is simple. The good news is that many caravans do have pretty straightforward seating with rectangular pillows on top of benches, which make them the perfect candidate for this sort of work.
3. Boost your safety
When modernising your caravans it’s a good idea not only to think about the inside and aesthetics but also to consider updating it to make sure it’s as safe as possible as well.
To do this replacing the tires, and breaks is always a smart idea as is installing things like a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, which can help you be sure that your journeys are as safe as possible every single time.
4. Wrap your van
Last of all, if you want to update your caravan then making sure the outside looks clean and new is just as important as all the other tasks. Fortunately, transforming even the most faded and dated exterior is now possible with the advent of wrapping.
Wrapping is where you take large vinyl sheets and wrap them over your van, creating a brand-new surface. You can choose between wrapping your entire van or just covering a part of it, which can be useful if you have signs of wear in a specific area, or are looking to keep your costs down.
What If modernising your existing caravan isn’t the right choice?
While it’s relatively easy to give your old caravan a new lease on life, it’s not always the right decision. After all, some vans are just too old to survive another facelift, and many caravan parks have strict rules on the age of caravans they will allow, asking residents to change them out if they were manufactured beyond a certain date.
Fortunately, if you find yourself in any of these situations, and you don’t have the (often considerable amount) of cash on hand needed to buy a new caravan there is another option to consider – caravan financing.
Indeed, with caravan financing you can choose a brand new or used van and spread the cost, meaning you get all the benefits of a newer van, without having to break the bank.
Contact Auto Finance Online today, to ask about our financing options for new and used caravans.
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